Final trials of indigenous 155mm howitzers next month

Indigenous 155 mm artillery guns, made on the lines of Swedish Bofors howitzers procured by the Army in the 1980s, will go for last round of trials at Pokhran firing ranges along the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan next month.

PTI| Updated: May 29, 2014, 20:11 PM IST

Jaipur: Indigenous 155 mm artillery guns, made on the lines of Swedish Bofors howitzers procured by the Army in the 1980s, will go for last round of trials at Pokhran firing ranges along the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan next month.
The Ordnance Factory Board has planned the summer trials of the missile christened "Dhanush" in Pokaran later next month in the Western sector, defence sources said.

This would be the last round of firing trials of the guns made on the lines of the Bofors howitzers.
The 155 mm and 45 calibre guns underwent successful winter trials in Sikkim in March.
Maximum effective firing range of the improved and indigenous howitzers is more than the original Bofors guns.